We purchased a connector hose from Sears. The connection inside the dehumidifier (not the external connection to the hose that goes to the drain) leaks, so the bucket below fills - not what we want to happen. We can't seem to tighten the connection enough so there is no leakage.
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No, that would probably leak too. What you need to do, is go to your local hardware store or home center (Plumbing Dept) and purchase a female to male connector. The female end is to connect to the unit's male hose connection and the other (Male) end, needs to be the same size for garden hose connection. Make sure that you use an appropriately sized washer for the Female end.
No. The tube inserts straight into the drain hole. Follow the 4 sets below.
1. Connect a garden hose to the threaded drain hose connector. 2. Remove the drain-hole cover. 3. Push hose connector tightly into the drain-hole on Rear Grille. 4. Press the hose down and make sure the "Arrow" on the tab is pointing upward.
NOTE: The hose attachment will accept a standard garden hose fitting. Do not over tighten the hose when connecting it to the hose connector, use a rubber washer and tighten by hand firmly without stripping the plastic threads. Be sure the hose lays flat and has no kinks, as it will not drain properly.
If you purchased the dehumidifier new, it would have come with a part called a connector drain hose. This part is a long plastic tube with threads on one end to accept a hose. The part simply slides into the rear of the machine (with the threads of the part facing the rear). If you dont have the connector drain hose, it's part number is 5214A20027B and you can easily order it online for less than $10.
you should have a drain hose connector. this connecter is inserted into the back of the dehumidifier. your hose can then be connected to the connecter. if you are also miising your connecter,sears or any store similiar will have one
yes: hose allowed the bucket to be bypassed
yes: bucket was there only for the switch to power
can you pass a finger through the hole where the hose connected? probably not, right? most of these buckets have a knockout area inside the hose connection. Try prying it out or even drilling it out if required. remember that once you remove hose, you must purchase a plug hose end connector to continue bucket only useage.